Dr Johnson's House

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House
Samuel Johnson’s home from 1748-1759 and the place where he compiled the first comprehensive English dictionary houses collections of pictures and period furniture.
Venue name: Dr Johnson's House
Address: 17 Gough Square
Opening hours: £4.50, £3.50 concs (over 60, student or registered unemployed), £1.50 children (age 5-17), £10 family, under-fives free
Transport: Tube: Chancery Lane
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Bonnie W

A well laid out and informative little museum. There are sheets to read in each room giving you further information about the rooms themselves as well as the many portraits lining the walls. This is definitely not a grand house, but that's to be expected as Samuel Johnson was not a very wealthy man. The highlight for me was the library where there was a replica of Johnson's dictionary to flip through as well as a first edition behind glass. 

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